With the help of our parent, we made the list of resources that, we hope, will help us on our path to overcoming autism.
Thanks to all the parents for valuable contributions! If you have any information that you think is useful and would like to share it with everybody, please, e-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Websites to check:
Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter:
Geneva Center for Autism:
Autism Canada Foundation:
Sound Therapy website:
Books to read:
"Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders" by Dr. Robert Melillo. Holistic approach to autism treatment with detailed information about assessment of your child, sensory-motor exercises, academic exercises and bionutritional activities.
"Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life" by Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD (clinician ), Claire LaZebnik (parent)
"Impossible Cure" by Amy L Lansky ( Classical Homeopathy and motivational)
"Homeopathy sweet Homeopathy" by P. Fontaine ( MD) - more detailed book about Homeopathy ( not related only to autism)
"Healing the new childhood epidemics ( Autism, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies)" - Kenneth Brock ( MD) ( Different treatment options, classical and alternative medicine)
"Autism , Beyond Despair - CEASE Therapy" by Tinus Smits ( isopathic treatment or isotherapy combined with classical homeopathy).
"The spark" by Kristine Barnett ( motivational)
"The out of sync Child has fun" by Carol Stock Kranowitz ( OT - activities idea for kids with sensory processing disorders)
"What's Eating Your Child" by Kelly Dorfman ( the hidden connections between food and childhood ailments ). Highly recommend for parents who are not convinced about starting the diet, or who are very new or unaware about food sensitivity. It is a well written book and full of simple solutions to cure sleep issues, anxiety, hyperactivity and how to get our kids free off drugs and antibiotics.
"Against All Grain" by Danielle Walker. This is a good cook book ( grain- and dairy-free cooking)
"Managing Anxiety in People with Autism: A Treatment Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Mental Health Professionals". Chaflant, Anna M. (2011). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
"Social Rules for Kids-The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed." Diamond, S. (2011). Shawnee Mission, Kansas: AAPC Publishing.
Doctors and therapies you may need:
Dr. John Gannage, M.D., DAN!* is a medical doctor specializing in treating autism. He
has a practice in Markham, ON.
To learn more about his approach, please go to http://www.integrative-medicine.ca/dr-gannage.html
Leaps and Bounds Specialized Programming Service
Deanna Pietramala, Director
Locations: Richmond Hill, ON; the GTA
Day Program: 11181 Yonge Street, Unit 317, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1L2
We provide family-centred, specialized, psychologist supervised, I.B.I./A.B.A. and behaviour management services for children and youth across Southern Ontario.
- Therapeutic Day Programs
- Direct Instruction
- Behaviour Management
- Social Skills Training
- Play Skills Training
- Parent Training Programs
- Client & Family-centred Care (NEW!)
- Goal Setting and Strategic Thinking (NEW!)
- Community Support
- March Break, P.A. Days and summer programs for school-aged children
Dr Roger Turner - He is a chiropractor specializing in treating children with autism and learning disability www. turnerwellness.com
Massage Therapy for Children with ASD
Dawn Breda-Costa, B.FA, RMT
Advanced Health Recovery
3000 Highway #7 East, Suite 205
Markham, ON L3R 6E1
(N/E corner of Woodbine & Hwy #7)
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